Cuzco and Machu Picchu

As a kid, I was obsessed with the Giza pyramids in Egypt. Courtesy of my mother, before I could even read I already had books in my hands about the pyramids, the ancient Egyptians who built them, their gods, their hair and makeup, their incensed rituals… This site was, to me, the epitome of foreign travel. As an…

Caral: The New World’s Egypt

Early one lovely Peruvian morning, Ivo and I swiped a bag of sweet rolls from a highway bakery and hit the Pan-American highway. The dusty yellow shops along the side of the road became fewer and fewer and finally disappeared. Our radio began to fuzz out as we curved farther into the mountains. Eventually, the…